Blackford’s boys tennis team opened the season at the Burris Invite on Saturday and finished 4th of 8 teams.
The Bruins defeated Elwood 3-1, fell to Randolph Southern 0-5 and lost to Penn 0-5 to finish 1-2 on the day. This despite not have their number one player Straton Stone who was taking the SAT.
Josiah Shafer led the Bruins at first singles with a 1-2 record during the day. Jacob Ludwig played second singles with a 1-2 record. Gavin Wolfgang, Jace Keplinger, Damon Thompson, and Dominic Fortino all played doubles switching partners for each of their three matches. The doubles teams went 0-3 at first doubles and 1-2 at second doubles.
Maconaquah defeats Blackford 5-0
The undefeated Maconaquah Braves blanked the Blackford Bruins 5-0 in Thursday night’s contest. “Maconaquah was a top to bottom great team and we played them as tough as we could being such a young team. I am proud of how we fought as a team and kept our spirits up while playing.” (Coach Hadler) Straton Stone and Jacob Ludwig were the only Bruins able to get games on the board thanks to Stone’s serving and Ludwig’s net work.
Results: 1st Singles: Cole Borden (M) def Gavin Wolfgang (B) 6-0, 6-0; 2nd Singles: Mason Yoars (M) def Jace Keplinger (B) 6-0, 6-0; 3rd Singles: Hayden Maiben (M) def Dominic Fortino (B) 6-0, 6-0; 1st Doubles: Wesley Yoars/ Brennan Bailey (M) def Straton Stone/ Jacob Ludwig 6-2, 6-2; 2nd Doubles: Tyler Thayer/ Walker Hays def Damon Thompson/ Landon Rogers 6-0, 6-0